Odisha: Sambalpur-Talcher rail doubling project complete


Sambalpur, August 23: The construction work for Super Critical Doubling work of Talcher-Sambalpur line has been completed on Thursday.

Commissioner of Railway Safety (South Eastern Circle) AM Chowdhary today  inspected the doubling and electrification work between Sambalpur City-Sambalpur section (6.10km) in Sambalpur Division.

He inspected safety-related aspects like overhead equipments, signal and telecommunication equipments, Railway track etc. and also conducted a speed trial between Sambalpur City-Sambalpur Stations.

Sambalpur Divisional Railway Manager Vineet Singh, East Coast Railway (ECoR) Chief Administrative Officer P. Sreenivas and other senior officials from ECoR Headquarters & Sambalpur Division also accompanied during the inspection.

Talcher and Sambalpur Doubling Work will boost the economy of the region and will provide a hassle free train operations between vital rail line connecting western Odisha with coastal parts of the State.

Tge doubling work in Talcher-Sambalpur Super Critical (168.21 Kms) project was included in 2011-12 and the final Sanction was given in 2018. This is a super critical and important coal route between Talcher and Brajarajnagar. The train traffic movement from coastal Odisha to western Odisha will be easier and will avoid bottleneck constraints at Sambalpur area.

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